Multnomah County’s Office of Communications, in partnership with area agencies, coordinates media requests during hot weather events. Contact the Office of Communications.

During an activation we encourage the media to visit cooling centers, talk to staff and volunteers and help get the word out about the risk of hot temperatures and ways people can keep cool. We ask members of the media to contact our office before visiting a cooling center to make sure someone is there to welcome them.

Photographers and videographers may take pictures and video of cooling center space, of staff and volunteers. But the media must obtain express permission and written consent from guests before quoting them or using their images. Our team and cooling center staff can facilitate getting those releases.

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Download these open-source high-resolution images of our regional heat response

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